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She Fought to Get An Education in Afghanistan. Now This Student is Finding Hope at DePaul University.

Sara and 147 other female students were evacuated from Kabul University after the Taliban took over the Afghan government in August 2021.
A woman with a green jacket and a butterfly is dancingIllustration by Anna Mielniczuk for Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileTop StoriesTrending

Fleeing Suicide Attacks, an Afghan Student Finds Freedom in Chicago

Maryam and 147 other female students waited at the Kabul airport for days before they could escape Afghanistan.
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West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
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This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
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Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

The youth-led campaign for environmental justice on the Southeast Side.
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As Texas Governor Sends More Buses of Migrants to Chicago, Jobs and Housing Help Needed

As buses continue to arrive in Chicago carrying migrants from Texas, advocates are concerned about long-term housing and employment support.
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How to Help Migrants Coming to Chicago

Where to donate food, clothing, money and more to help immigrants being bused to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s political stunt.
A woman looks back over her shoulder and a blue bird faces herIllustration by Anna Mielniczuk for Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileTop StoriesTrending

She Fought to Get An Education in Afghanistan. Now This Student is Finding Hope at DePaul University.

Sara and 147 other female students were evacuated from Kabul University after the Taliban took over the Afghan government in August 2021.
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How the Border Patrol Became America’s “Most Dangerous Police Force”

In his new book, Reece Jones traces the Border Patrol’s growth into a militarized force that operates in large swaths of the United States.
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When Illinois Shut Down Detention Centers, One Detainee Made Sure Fellow Immigrants Got Help

Al-Amin Porosh has helped fellow detainees navigate an opaque immigrant detention system – and built a community behind bars.
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Lawsuit: Indiana Jail Neglects Immigrants While Using ICE Funds as ‘Cash Cow’

A National Immigrant Justice Center lawsuit alleges that detained immigrants are being held in inhumane conditions, while Clay County misuses the money they receive from ICE to care for detainees.
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Using Education to Overcome Health Care Barriers for Immigrants

The Immigrant Health Academy is helping Chicago area immigrants navigate the health care system and access funding for their medical bills.
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How to Find an Immigration Lawyer

When do you need an immigration lawyer? How can you find free legal help for your immigration case? We answer your questions.
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How to Support Ukrainians

A running list of events held by Chicagoans to build solidarity with and awareness of the ongoing war in Ukraine
A woman with a green jacket and a butterfly is dancingIllustration by Anna Mielniczuk for Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileTop StoriesTrending

Fleeing Suicide Attacks, an Afghan Student Finds Freedom in Chicago

Maryam and 147 other female students waited at the Kabul airport for days before they could escape Afghanistan.
Saleha Soadat interviews former Afghan district governor Salima Mazari on a couchMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileTrending

One Year After Evacuating Kabul, Afghan Journalist Reflects on Life as a Refugee

After fleeing Afghanistan in August 2021, Borderless Pathways Fellow Saleha Soadat reflects on her first year in the U.S.
Salima Mazari looking out the window of her current homeMichelle Kanaar/Borderless MagazineAs Told ToBroken-Winged Birds: Afghans in ExileStaff pickTrending

This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.